Places to Gill Out: Lester’s Diner

Looking for a place to grab some great late-night diner food? Look no further than Lester’s Diner. With its shiny, metallic, silver exterior and classic diner sign out front, this place is a throwback to the 1950s. Once you’re inside, you’ll see rows of traditional diner booths and a wall full of iconic black and white photos. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll immediately crave a milkshake.

Lester’s menu does not disappoint. No matter what you are craving, whether it be a homestyle breakfast or a deli-style sandwich, you’re likely to find something you’d like. Personally, I recommend trying their to-die-for fries and the grilled cheese. While it seems like a simple meal, this diner staple was delicious and offered me just the right amount of comfort during a stressful week. Another notable side is the apple sauce. It may seem somewhat random to mention, but the applesauce was so much better than anything I’ve ever had from the grocery store. In addition to sandwiches and breakfast, the diner also serves burgers, salads, soups, fish, steaks, roasts and Italian and Greek cuisine; basically, anything your heart desires.

Printed with permission from J. Register. Lester’s offers delicious diner food 24/7.

Quite possibly the best part about the diner is the huge dessert menu. When you walk in the doors, you’re greeted by a spinning case full of beautiful cakes, from a variety of cheesecakes to coconut cream pie, to assorted fruit pies. The diner also has a large case full of fresh pastries like chocolate horns, apple turnovers, cheese Danishes and a large array of cookies.

Lester’s Diner is home to the “14 oz. coffee cup,” which is music to most college students’ ears. The diner offers ice cream sodas, ice cream sundaes and banana splits. Plus, who could forget about the milkshakes? Lester’s offers milkshakes in traditional flavors like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry, making it easy to have a mock “Pop’s-Chock’Lit-Shop” experience like in the hit show “Riverdale.”

Printed with permission from J. Register.

With it’s large menu, delicious food and adorable 50s décor, Lester’s Diner is the perfect place to take a study break with friends. If you are looking to have a throwback moment or just a cute milkshake Instagram post, a trip to Lester’s will be well worth the drive.

Lester’s Diner

250 W State Road 84

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315


Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Price range:

$5 – $20

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